Scottish Academics Honoured as RSE Prize Winners 2011/12 Announced

The RSE has today announced the winners of its inaugural prizes, recognising some of the top talent in Scotland at both senior and early career levels.

Renowned historian, Professor Tom Devine; world pioneer in the growing field of geomicrobiology, Professor Geoffrey Gadd; and international leader in orbital dynamics, Professor Colin McInnes, are among those who have been awarded these prestigious prizes.

Sir John Arbuthnott, President of the RSE, commented, “It is a pleasure to be able to award these prizes to individuals who have contributed, and continue to contribute, so much to advancing understanding in their respective fields. Their achievements do much to cement Scotland’s place firmly at the cutting-edge of the global research community across a wide area of knowledge. A key role of the RSE is to promote public engagement with science and the arts and humanities. All of this year’s Prize Winners have shown passion and flair for communicating their work to audiences far and wide. I congratulate each of them on their achievements, and on winning this year’s RSE Prizes.”

Read the full press release and see the 2012 Prizewinners here: Scottish academics honoured as RSE Prize Winners 2011/12 announced